Spirit of the Journey

With its intricate woodwork and etched glass accents, the Silver Spirit looks like it was built in the art deco era, but in reality it is the newest ship in the Silversea fleet. As such, it has the biggest staterooms, 95 percent with balconies, of any Silversea ship (and that’s saying a lot). What truly makes this ship unique, though, is that it is still small enough to call on harbors that the megaships can’t negotiate.

High Style on the High Seas: Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit

High Style on the High Seas: Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit

The fact that all suites offer an ocean view is a big plus, too. After all, what’s the point of being on a ship if you can’t connect with the sea All Silversea ships are truly all-inclusive (even gratuities and onboard beverages are not billed separately). And dining is never set; guests are free to dine whenever, wherever and with whom they choose. This intimate arrangement (not to mention the innovative, seasonal tastes of the Grand Chefs Relais & Châteaux culinary program) is perfect for honeymooning couples.

High Style on the High Seas: Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit

High Style on the High Seas: Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit

The ship launched this year with a 91-day inaugural voyage, and is now accepting passengers for 2011 cruises to exciting destinations like French Polynesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Dubai. Our personal favorite is the Barcelona to Rome cruise, May 26 through June 2, during which the Silver Spirit will overnight in Monaco during the 2011 Grand Prix. silversea.com

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